I have two dogs that mean everything to me, so I know the importance of creating lasting memories of our pets.
Formerly a pharmaceutical representative in the animal health industry, I have a Bachelor of Science with a major in Animal Science and my husband is a veterinarian. We are empty nesters who live in Sioux Falls, SD with our two beautiful Shetland Sheepdogs; Maverick and Ryder. My logo is an artistic rendering of them.
I strongly believe in continuing education and I strive to be the best in my industry. Towards those goals, I have had professional mentorships with world- renowned pet photographers from both the Chicago and Pittsburgh area and also attended numerous pet photography workshops in various states. This year will be my second year attending a week-long Texas School of Photography.
I am an active member of the Professional Photographers of South Dakota and the Professional Photographers of America.
Participating in photography competitions is something I truly enjoy and the experience has rewarded me by improving my photography. 2016 was my first year competing in the Professional Photographers of America's International Photographic Competition, where I was named a Silver Medalist.
I am thrilled!! My second year competing in the Professional Photographers of America's International Photographic Competition, where I was named a Bronze Medalist for 2017.
It was a great year in 2018 for Animal Studio Photography as I was named Bronze Medalist and also earned my Masters of Photography Degree with the Professional Photographers of America.